A BRILLIANT VOLUNTEER - Sue: Capacity Building in Vietnam & Cleaning Up Mud July 29th 2010 "My goal when I came to Vietnam 11 months ago as a self-funded volunteer was to capacity build the local staff working for Lifestart Foundation in Hoi An. I've been truly impressed with the skills that the team here have learnt so quickly, and I've also been involved in lots of things I never knew were part of the job description!
My experience working as In-Country Manager for Lifestart Founda ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
Karen Leonard has resided in Essendon, Australia, all of her life. For the past thirty years she has successfully run a small business in Essendon, The Karen Leonard Music School.
A dedicated traveler since the age of eighteen, Karen has visited many countries. In 2000 while backpacking through Vietnam, Karen met a young street kid and they had an instant connection. He introduced Karen to his world, his fellow street kid friends and their families. It wasn't long before Karen was supporting several street kids by encouraging them back to school and paying their education costs. After retu... full info